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decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words. >> if sequestration goes into effect it's a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: the strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan towards the pacific and an emerging chinese superpower would come undone. >> all of that can go to hell if this congress doesn't face up and deal with the issue of sequestration. >> reporter: in this letter to senators panetta warned by the time sequestration was over the u.s. would have the smallest ground force since 1940, smallest navy since 1915 and smallest air force ever. a bleak prediction which ignores the quantum leap in weapons technology. as the president pointed out in the debate no other country comes close. >> we spend more on our military than the next ten countries combined. >> reporter: sequestration would not change that. according to the center for budget assessment it's not the size of the cuts about $50 billion a year that's damaging but the fact that they would be across the board. panetta adds except for military pay every program from the joint st
down cia director david petraeus. this morning defense secretary leon panetta announced the man who succeeded david petraeus is under investigation himself. general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general investigate. meanwhile, last night fbi agents went to the home of biographer paula broadwell, the woman government officials say petraeus acknowledged having an affair with. a senior law enforcement official says the search was consensual, not a raid. meanwhile, they said petraeus had hoped to survive the scandal but he was told to resign by james clapper. andrea mitchell broke the petraeus story. she has more on the e
. >> blackmailable position. that's the key. now the defense secretary leon panetta is speaking out on all of this. >> that's right. is he traveling with reporters to australia. right now and on that flight he issued the first statement about the scandal. he said, quote: first, obviously, it was a very sad situation to have a distinguished career like that end in this manner. and my heart, obviously, goes out to him and his family. but i think he took the right step and i think it's important you're director with the cia with all the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. panetta added as a former member of congress he thought that they needed to look into why the intelligence committees have not been given more oversight over these issues related to the cia right now. >> shepard: jennifer griffin at the pentagon tonight. thanks. some top members of congress are now saying investigators should have told them about the petraeus scandal and told them a long time ago. now they are demanding to know why the feds cut them out of the loop. that impor
. overnight a spokesperson for leon panetta said general allen told pentagon officials he had done nothing wrong. >> the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. it's now in the hands of the department of the investigate general. >> general allen is in washington right now. he was supposed to hear at a confirmation hearing to be the commander of american forces in europe. but that meeting is now on hold. >>> 7:07. today at the white house, president obama meets with labor leaders to discuss ways to avoid the fiscal cliff. coming up at 7:5, the president's vatgy on getting -- the president's strategy on getting this fixed. >>> sal, you've had your hands full this morning. >> yeah, things are finally beginning to settle a lot bit, dave and tori. yeah, we had a couple of early problems that made the commute rough. it has not been all that bad when it comes crashes. we've had a few -- comes to crashes. we've had a few. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's backed up for about a 10 to 15-minute wait. it's not quite as c
. another car bomb exploded in a village market south of baghdad. >>> defense secretary leon panetta is offering support to the top u.s. commander in baghdad even as he's under investigation for e-mails he received. his nomination to head european command is on hold pending the investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> allen is accused of having questionable communications with jill kelley, a social liaison to a tampa air force base. it was kelly who reportedly received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell who was reportedly having an affair with david petraeus, which led to his resignation. the testimony regarding the deadly bombing attack on the embassy in benghazi, libya, will go on withouteneral petraeus. senator dianne feinstein says she still ex
is postponed. the head of nato is still backing allen and defense secretary leon panetta speaking overnight in australia also offered some guarded support. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf, in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: that caution was he can owed at the white house. >> it's an accurate statement that president still has faith in general allen? >> he has faith in general aln, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. >> yejay carney was peppered wi questions over shadowing the president's second term. >> he's not going to make a grand pronouncement or decisions about things based on two situations, two individual cases. >> reporter: meanwhile among the hundred hundreds of e-mails exchanged between general al sben kelley, investigators are focusing on one from several months ago. in it, allen told kelley he just received an anon
attack. >> professor cynthia irvin is acting on orders straight from the from the top. leon panetta has said that an attack on computer system could be a modern day pearl harbor. >> if it crippled our power grid in this country, took down our financial systems and government systems, that would constitute an act of war. >> the military is responsible for dealing with acts of zblar she may not look like a drill sergeant, she is tasked with teaching men and women in uniform how to do battle in cyberspace. >> we don't want civilian vigilantes going out pushing button and declaring war on some other country. >> so under direction from the ngsa, she and her colleagues at the graduate school in monterey created a new program that is only for military officers. >> a lot of it is classified because there are secrets that need to be held very closely so they don't fall into the hands of the enemy. >> one goal of the new program spram to teach officers about cyber operations strategically, like an operation on ground or at sea. one is computer game that sim ui oo late real world cyber threats --
. the "washington post" reports today president obama may ask the vet to replace leon pin panetta. he has no plans to step down but unlikely he will have a second term. reports out there say susan rice u.s. ambassador to the united nations will be nominated for that post. >> paul ryan breaking his center lines one week after he and mitt romney lost the presidential election. >>>ism i am grateful for the opportunity. it was an honor to serve him. it w i think we ran a great campaign. we ran above big ideas. we p didn't win that's how it goes sometimes. now we have to find a way to make a divided government work. >> ryan says he will focus on restoring our economy reducing our 16 strl dollar debt and a looming defense cut. >>> he was the head of one of the most famous anti virus computer companies in the world and now he is wanted for murder. police say they want to question john mc af fee about the shooting death of his american neighbor gregory fall. this is according to the text blog. the two had reportedly been at odds recently and he had filed a complaint against mcfee for firing guns. mcaf fe
geithner have both publicly announced their exits. but "politico" reports leon panetta, eric holder ray lahood, and several others are all expected to leave thier posts. rumors are swirling over who will be named as replacements. the "new york times" reports president obama wants at least one republican in his cabinet. possibly retiring senator olympia snowe though it's unclear for what post. president obama made a quiet return to the white house last night. after his re-election celebrations in chicago. the obama campaign is still waiting to hear who won florida's 29-electoral votes. even though the outcome won't affect the election. with more than 8-million votes counted. the president holds a 46-thousand vote lead in florida. the official results are due by saturday. mitt romney wrapped up his long white house candidacy by visiting his campaign headquarters in boston yesterday. he thanked staffers and said he knows they gave it their best shot. campaign members say romney and his wife ann were very gracious in defeat, and there was no sense of finger-pointing over the loss. a longtim
information with paula having an affair with. defense secretary leon panetta is ordering a review of defense programs to see if they are strong enough. a computer used by paula broadwell that was not secured contained classified information.broadwell's affair with former cia director david petraeus led to his resignation. national security officials tell "reuters" an investigation continues into how broadwell acquired the documents. as a reserve officer in military intelligence, broadwell does have access to classified material but rules require the documents to be stored in secure locations or computers. just yesterday president obama said there was no indication so far that any classified information had been disclosed as a result of the scandal. the man who helped start the investigation that led to the downfall of c-i-a director david petraeus is a veteran f-b- i officer. frederick humphries, seen here in this file video, first took a complaint from his friend, jill kelley, about emails that accused her of inappropriate behavior with petraeus. the investigation that followed led to th
of state hillary clinton. secretary of defense leon panetta was also planning on leaving. now with a vacancy also at the cia, which, remember, is running our war right now, that could lead to some disruption especially because there's also that investigation of what happened in benghazi going on. >> i want to ask you about that because petraeus was set to self in the cia's involvement in benghazi this week. now he's not expected to. his replacement is, but that's not -- republicans are not happy about that. >> that's unlikely to be good enough for a lot of members of congress. peter king saying he wants to speak to petraeus. on "this week" this morning i'll speak to the vice chairman saxby chambliss. do they still want to hear from david petraeus himself? we'll see what he says. >> on the fiscal cliff, the tax hikes that will go into effect on january 1 if congress and the president can't cut a deal, the president is saying, i want to raise taxes on rich people. the republicans have come out and said, no go. do you see any pathway to a deal here? >> there's going to have to be
. >>> defense secretary leon panetta now has made his first comments about petraeus' decision to resign as the nation's top spot. according to panetta -- i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >> yeah. and secretary of defense leon panetta and the president have both agreed general john allen was up for a promotion. he was going to become the united states european command and supreme allied commander. that nomination is going to be delayed. again, general john allen denies any wrongdoing with jill kelly, the e-mails, 20,000 to 30,000 dating back to 120u. >> again, the tipping point may have been when petraeus according to all accounts, really crafted relationships with the media, was well aware of his image. high profile, very powerful man, and yet, when you came done to writing his official biography, he asked a woman to do it who and never written a book before, perhaps looking as this thing moves on, a telltale moment into what w
allen directly? >> not that i'm aware of, no. >> secretary panetta? >> i'd have to check that. secretary panetta has been traveling. >> as sort after follow-up, does the president see this in general as an unwelcomed distraction at a time when he's just -- was re-elected and has a bunch of priorities in terms of the fiscal cliff and his cabinet? >> i certainly i think wouldn't call it welcome. obviously the -- as i said to ben, the information about general petraeus came to him as a surprise, and he is very appreciative of general petraeus' remarkable service to his country. the president is focused on the agenda he believes is important for this country. he has to carry out working with lawmakers here in washington. that includes his number one priority, which is jobs and economic growth. on the issues of the approach we need to take to ensure we have the right economic policy, the right fiscal policy to help the economy grow and help it continue to create jobs. he is also focused on his national security agenda. he has great confidence in the acting c.i.a. director. he has confidence i
clinton and leon panetta. they held as as a major leap forward in bilateral cooperation. and an import a new frontier in that state's rebounds to the asia-pacific area. and an update on the david petearus situation. leading investigators to a questionable relationship between the tampa florida socialite and the general commander of the war in afghanistan. their main question was a national security threatened? the extramarital affair was between the general petraus and paula broadwell. is a sense harassing e-mails to a woman -- who they say send harassing e-mails to a woman, jill kelley. jill kelley treated thousands of applications messages with the general john allen. possible evidence of another inappropriate relationship. defense secretary leon panetta speaking earlier today and australia says he has continued confidence in a general john allen to remain as commander of united states forces in afghanistan, despite his connection to the scandal. we will hear more on the scandal later today when president obama holds his news conference. you can hear it live at 1:30 eastern on c-span
on replacing the cia director. he's got to probably replace hillary clinton at state. leon panetta at defense. as he starts to move pieces around, maybe as attorney general, the president demands two things when you think about these big appointments. diversity and excellence. and now, replacing his cia director is going to have to be part of that mix, to get a national security seem that can work really well together, general petraeus had a mixed reputation on that score. some people in the pentagon, in the intelligence community, resented him a little bit. he's a superstar. and superstars in any high pressure field are going to have some people questioning are they team players? there was some of that. but he did perform at a very high level. one of the most excellent people in his profession in the last 100 years. they need to find somebody to replace him. >> is there a political fallout from this? whether it's for the president, or for any others in washington? >> i think the most likely political fallout could relate to benghazi. there's still this question, one of the things that goes o
. at leon panetta's defense secretary's request the president has put the nomination of general allen to be the new nato commander in europe on hold, pending a pentagon investigation. but jay carney insisted that the president still has highest regard for general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> bill: but the question remains if the white house didn't know and the other questions that jay carney was getting yesterday were about the protocol for the fbi. should the fbi have told the president sooner and jay carney kept saying look, the fbi's got its protocol when it is doing an investigation like this. they followed their protocol and we're not going to demand they change their protocol or whatever. but there are a lot of questions being raised is -- over the fact that the white house was not informed, members of the -- leaders of the intelligence committees in the house and senate were not informed by the fbi. bu
clinton, leon panetta, maybe his attorney general. the president demands two things, diversity and excellence. and now, replacing his cia director will be part of that mix. some people in the pentagon, in the intelligence committee resented him a bit. he was a super star, he performed at a very high level. one of the most excellent people in his profession. they need to find somebody to replace him that's equally as excellent. >> is there a political fallout for the president or any others? washington? >> i think it could relate to benghazi. one of the things that goes on, when there is a national security scandal or crisis, is there is tensions between people in the intelligence world, political people at the white house, and the suspicion for a lot of people is that things were being covered up, not fully discussed. no doubt the cia is at the center of that. two of the people that tragically died were part of the cia, so there could be some controversial and from a point of view, why did we get it back as late as we did, his resignation, as shocking as it is, teases some of t
clinton, leon panetta, and timothy geithner. >> i'm really proud of all of you, and what you -- [ applause ] >> reporter: in a video released by the obama campaign, a tearful president thanks his campaign workers. >> what you guys -- what you guys accomplished will go on into the annals of history and people will read about it and marvel about it, but the most important thing you need to know is that your journey is just beginning. >> reporter: now the president is getting ready for big changes, this time to his cabinet. mr. obama's top three secretaries all expected to leave within the next few months, possibly even before the end of the year. secretary of state hillary clinton has repeatedly said she is on her way out. >> i want to then take some time to get reconnected to, you know, the stuff that makes life worth living, you know, family, friends, the sort of activities that i enjoy. >> reporter: the one-time rival to barack obama may be replaced by another former presidential candidate, massachusetts senator john kerry, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. another candi
's not changed? >> panetta's comments about the military, why are so many top generals ethically challenged? i will say this, i'm looking at stocks that have the potential to be able to stabilize here as they did during the debt ceiling, these are domestic companies with a really good yield, good companies that benefit from decline in commodity costs that's going on worldwide. >> the short interest is not abnormally high. >> we don't have a cushion. because a lot of hedge funds, by the way, a lot of hedge funds are trying to lock in their gains right now because they felt they didn't do it fast enough last year. hedge funds trying to sell stocks because of the fiscal cliff. you get a reversal of fiscal cliff, they both reverse and we go back on this growth track, i hope washington knows this is at stake. i don't think they do yet. >> jim, we'll join you tonight. we'll get philly fed at the top of the hour. and we'll talk to rich bernstein, former merrill guy, a guy talking about making money in spite of all these fiscal worries. [ female announcer ] e-trade technology can help make you a bette
. >> do republicans fear that much more than the president? >> i think secretary panetta has made it clear that he said senator cane, the cuts are not possible. not only because of what they might do to national security but they're destabilizing and they don't allow planning. you take a lot of money out of the economy with those all defense jobs out of the country. >> josh, do you think this president is going to have a successful a second term as bill clinton did on welfare reform, balancing the budget, balancing it four years in a row? do you think we're going see that type of second term? >> i think it's a little early to say that. i think there's certainty the possible for that. look, as i write in the piece, he's got leverage on the fiscal cliff. i think there's good reason to think that a grand bargain is possible. it's certainly more likely than it was a year ago. we're closer now. the conditions are there for that to happen. so if he were to cap off his second term with historic tax and entitlement reform that would be a big deal. another thing, we're seeing will this already, the
. how important was this? well, the president and defense secretary panetta were very quickly informed last thursday morning when this happened. >> well, if they try it again, presumably barbara, u.s. military jets could scramble and they could get into some sort of dog fight if you will with those iranian jets. how realistic is a scenario like that? >> well, look. the pentagon is not looking for a shooting war with the iranians. top officials are very clear about this. but what were the iranians up to? are they trying to send a signal of more aggressiveness over those critical oil shipping lanes? the pentagon, the obama administration can only let the iranians go so far. if they try this again, that's really the key question. it might have been an unmanned drone, but how far do you really let the iranians go in such a critical economic area, wolf? >> all right, barbara. i know you'll stay on top of this. thank you. let's get back to politics. right now president obama certainly owes his re-election to an extremely well-organized campaign. you know all about the rallies. you know about
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